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Makoharu in Tokyo animation by mixiao
Makoharu in Tokyo animation
A redrew of Makoto and Haru at the end of Free! eternal summer and I've animated it as the the original was just a still image


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In many ways I personally view cosplay as a combination of textiles, fashion, acting, performance art, sculpture, photography, love , passion and an expression of self. Cosplayers put time, effort and devotion into giving 2D images a breath of life by putting ourselves into the shoes of these characters and stories that we love as well as look up.

Similar to acting and drama, although the same characters are been played by many people, each person brings something different to make their cosplay unique. It is an escape from the mundane activities of everyday life and a way of expressing one’s inner self. Through cosplay we forget all that weighs us down and obtain the power of confidence.

Many people may judge and see cosplay is a childish thing to do, however that is not the case. The whole artistic and technical side to cosplay is far beyond childish. Not many people can say they can make elaborate Victorian dresses, prop swords and scythes, learnt new skills in artistic techniques and looked outside the box to create things from nothing. Not many people at all.

In the end, I believe cosplay to most people is something that gives life excitement, happiness, anticipation and joy.

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YeYeBirdie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Photographer
mixiao Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SmashBros2008 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey I saw you at SMASH, thanks for entertaining us with your epic cosplaying.XD:iconreviplz:
mixiao Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD thankyou very much
SmashBros2008 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe are you guys coming to Animania too?XD:iconwheeeplz:
mixiao Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes as another vocaloid group for one of the days
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LaneHeles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for joining :iconmanganimeforever:!!! It's an honor to welcome you as a member :iconloveloveplz: <3
Shady-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist
<3 Long time no taaaalk <3
mixiao Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hihi it has XD
Shady-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist
-flips table-
3rd reply, I GIVEZ UPPPPP ;w;
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